Education in Seychelles - An Overview

Seychelles or the Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago comprising of a total of 115 islands, in the Indian Ocean. This African country is located off the eastern coast of mainland Africa and northeast of Madagascar.

The temperatures in Seychelles remain the same throughout the year. The climate is hot, humid and wet with an average temperature ranging between 24 to 31 degrees Celsius.

The Education System of Seychelles comprises of a number of options in kindergarten, primary and secondary schools. Efforts are being made to bring educational progress and literacy level has risen to a great extent in the recent years.

Education is compulsory up to the age of 16, and free through secondary school until age 18. Children are first taught to read and write in Creole. Beginning in grade three, English is used as a teaching language in certain subjects. French is introduced in grade six. Students can attend Seychelles Polytechnicfor pre-university studies or other training. 

Primary education is designated as grades one through six and secondary education continues for another five years. However, only three years of secondary are compulsory.

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